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August 14, 2011
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 14, 2011 – Addressing the need to improve diagnostic accuracy while making exams safer and more comfortable for patients, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., is showcasing patient-focused technology, including its AquilionTM ONE and AquilionTM Premium CT systems, M-Power MR system user interface (work in progress), AplioTM MX ultrasound system and KalareTM Wireless, at the Association for American Medical Systems Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, August 14–17 (AHRA Booth #116).
Also at the show, Toshiba and the AHRA will be announcing the fourth annual Putting Patients First program. Putting Patients First grants provide healthcare facilities with the resources needed to improve imaging quality and safety for patients and are funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba.
Designed to improve patient outcomes while achieving cost efficiencies, Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE, the world’s first dynamic volume CT system, produces images previously unseen in CT imaging. Unlike any other CT system available, the Aquilion ONE covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high-resolution, 0.5-mm detector elements to image an entire organ, including the brain and heart, in a single rotation. The system features numerous advanced radiation dose reduction technologies, making CT imaging safer for patients.
Another unique part of Toshiba’s CT portfolio, the Aquilion Premium is capable of covering up to 8 cm in a single rotation. This system is field-upgradeable to 16 cm of coverage and all the unique capabilities of dynamic volume CT, enabling the medical community to have access to advanced technology today while allowing physicians and administrators to plan for their future needs.
M-Power (WIP) is a new, fully customizable MR system user interface enabling technologists to accelerate scanning processes and enhance diagnoses. M-Power will soon be available for use on all of Toshiba’s MR systems with an upgrade path for those systems already installed. In addition to the simplified user interface, M-Power features Atlas Compass, an automated coil selection tool and 3D Visualization Applications to increase exam accuracy, streamline the imaging and visualization processes and reduce exam times.
Toshiba’s Aplio MX ultrasound system delivers premium performance and advanced features in a lighter, more ergonomic footprint. The Aplio MX features Toshiba’s exclusive Precision Imaging and Differential Tissue Harmonics technologies, which acquire ultrasound images of unprecedented clarity and resolution to aid in better, more accurate diagnoses, regardless of patient size. The smaller size of the Aplio MX allows clinicians to bring the ultrasound system to the patient’s bedside, resulting in faster exams and greater department productivity.
Toshiba’s next-generation R&F system, the Kalare Wireless features the new Harmony Digital Imaging System, offering faster image processing, a more intuitive interface, increased dynamic range and advanced imaging processing for fluoroscopy. With these new system features, clinicians can obtain more information from the images, resulting in better patient diagnosis. In addition, Toshiba will show a 14″x17″ wireless detector, featuring a rotating bucky tray for improved productivity and safety.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).